How to Write for Television

A spec script for television is typically an episode of an existing television show or an original piece of work such as a television pilot. Research and educate yourself about current types of television shows — especially those you’re interested in writing. Develop your idea into a three to ten page synopsis for series based shows and a one to three page synopsis for reality-based concepts. The synopsis should include the following, title, logline, and synopsis. Finally, work on the spec script for the show you want to create. If you’re trying to break into an established television show, you’ll want to write a spec of that particular series so be sure to know that show inside and out and never try to reinvent the show.